Jul 15, 2011 5:30pm PDT
in afghanistan, after the murder of his half brother this week, the afghan brother hamid karzai, overcome with grief, climbed in his own brother's freshly dug grave, sobbing uncontrollably. >>> this week marked the 100th anniversary of the time when a guy landed a plane on the white house lawn, something they frown upon these days. >>> chicagoans this week have someone new to look up to. the massive marilyn monroe. it's the work of the famous sculptor sue ber sewer johnson. >>> and we lost a voice this week that reminded a lot of us of the good old days. ♪ i'm going to tell the world that i love you ♪ >> while way too many teenagers sang it erroneously on the car radio, the vocalist was rob grill of the grass roots. he died this week at the age of 67. less well known, the fact that the lead guitarist on that song was creed bratton, the guy who plays creed on "the office" on nbc. and that was a surprise to a lot of people in our office at nbc. so we all learned something this week. >>> and that ends the week on a friday night in new york. thank you for being here with us for all of it.
Jul 11, 2011 5:30pm PDT
panetta has been to iraq and afghanistan before but never as defense secretary, that happened this weekend, he's only been on the job for 11 days and already those traveling with him say there's been an unmistakable change at the top at the pentagon. our pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski is traveling with him and tonight has an exclusive interview with the secretary. >> reporter: the new secretary of defense leon panetta surveyed iraq from a u.s. military helicopter today and was troubled by the landscape below. u.s. forces here, set to withdraw by the end of the year, are once again caught up in a war. 15 troops were killed last month by roadside bombs. panetta told a gathering of soldiers today the killing must end. >> my first responsibility as secretary of defense is to make damned sure that we do everything necessary to protect you. >> reporter: panetta pressured iraq's top officials to send iraqi military forces out to hunt down the attackers. in an interview with nbc news, panetta suggested if not, american combat forces would do the job. >> all i can tell you is i do have the
Jul 28, 2011 5:30pm PDT
, saying he wanted to get even with the military for the fighting in iraq and afghanistan. investigators say his targets were fellow soldiers at the army's sprawling ft. hood. texas police revealed today they arrested naser jason abdo yesterday at a motel near ft. hood. in his room, atf agents found enough explosives to make at least two timebombs. the police chief called abdo very dangerous. >> i can tell you that we would probably be here today giving you a different briefing had he not been stopped. >> reporter: in fact, federal officials say abdo planned to set off bombs today, just outside the army post. it was a tip from the owner of this gun store that led to his arrest. they believe abdo was acting suspiciously, asking too many questions. it's the same store where investigators say army major hassan bought the gun used in the 2009 shootings at ft. hood. last year while stationed in kentucky, abdo asked to be classified a conscientious objective. >> if you feel being in the military, goes against your conscience, use this army regulation, because that's what it's here for. >> repo